Study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids stave off heart disease and help telomeres

Study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids stave off heart disease and help telomeres

Posted by: on Mar 23, 2012 | No Comments

It has been known for years that omega-3 fatty acids (found in certain types of oily fish) help to stave off heart disease, though the reasons why have been largely unknown until now.

Four essential vitamins shown to increase brain function in the elderly

Four essential vitamins shown to increase brain function in the elderly

Posted by: on Jan 13, 2012 | No Comments

A recent study conducted at Oregon Health and Science University has shown that elderly people with higher blood levels of four notable vitamins exhibit better mental functions than those lacking in the same vitamins.

Can Telomeres be Lengthened? TA-65 Shown to Increase Telomere Lengths.

Can Telomeres be Lengthened? TA-65 Shown to Increase Telomere Lengths.

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2011 | No Comments

Biological research on cellular longevity reached a cornerstone in 2009 when Elizabeth BlackBurn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szostak all won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that telomeres, protective DNA caps at the ends of chromosomes, govern the lifespan of cells. The length of telomeres in turn are protected and augmented by an enzyme called telomerase.

Three Superfoods Proven to Enhance Telomere Length

Three Superfoods Proven to Enhance Telomere Length

Posted by: on Oct 4, 2011 | No Comments

Recent studies from scientists around the world have proven that eating certain foods is a great way to hold back aging by lengthening your telomeres.

Research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has shown that the antioxidants and natural properties of green tea function to protect and lengthen telomeres. People who drank, on average, three cups of tea per day had longer telomeres than those who drank an average of a quarter cup of tea daily.

Telomere Length Linked to Nutrition in Animals and Humans

Telomere Length Linked to Nutrition in Animals and Humans

Posted by: on Sep 28, 2011 | No Comments

With the large number of recent studies attributing the shortening of telomeres to aging, Ligi Paul, Ph.D., of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University has reviewed the types of nutrients which may influence telomere length. “Of interest to nutritionists, telomere length has been shown to be associated with nutritional status in human and animal studies. Healthy lifestyles and diets are positively correlated with telomere length,” Dr. Paul wrote.